How is J-Lo so popular? She has rarely done a good movie, and her music isn’t very good, either. Yet here she is in yet another role, trying to prove that she can do gritty when she clearly cannot. In El Cantante, she plays the struggling girlfriend/wife of Latino singer Hector Lavoe (played by Marc Anthony, another guy who probably shouldn’t be acting). El Cantante is okay, except it’s not, because not only is it boring, uninformative and… boring… it is the exact same story we see in just about every singer’s story from the 1970′s (read: drugs, depression, AIDS or some combination of the three).
Read my full El Cantante movie review. El Cantante is now out on DVD.